30 Second Tip to Avoid Paper Clutter

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This week I had the privilege of speaking at a church to a large group of women eager to get organized.  I titled my talk Clear the Clutter. Clear Your Mind and really dove into the reasons to get organized and a few how-to's. One how-to that always comes up and that people ask me about is "what do I do with the mail"?  It's also a question that many of you have asked me too, so I created a video on my 30 second tip to avoid paper clutter and then given you some practical steps. For starters, open it up everyday. ... [Continue Reading]

The Real Reason I Love Cinco de Mayo

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Today is Cinco de Mayo. And while I love any reason to eat Mexican food (I am Hispanic afterall!), this day actually meant a lot to me over the years for reasons that had NOTHING to do with Mexico or Mexican food. Here's the real reason I love Cinco de Mayo. I used to celebrate my birthday today even though I was actually born in August. When my mom decided to take her own life on my birthday, my husband encouraged me to pick another day that I could celebrate and make my own, so I chose Cinco de Mayo. For years and ... [Continue Reading]

Out-the-Door-Box

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Ever try to walk out the door with an arm full of stuff to put in the car? Like library books to return, a tote for work, your gym bag, lunchbox, mail for the post office, etc? How do you get out the door with all your stuff or better yet, remember to even take what you need with you? Well, even I surprise myself sometimes with my ideas and this one goes on top of "My All Time Greatest Moments!"  I created an Out-the-Door-Box a few years back.  Here's how it works: Using any container, place it by the door you ... [Continue Reading]

Spring Organizing Tips

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They say it's spring time. By "they", I mean the calendar people, but it surely doesn't feel that way around these parts. Still, I can't ignore the winter clutter that has made it's way into my house and I'm ready to do some spring cleaning and organizing! We often avoid spring cleaning and organizing because we simply don’t have hours and hours to dedicate to a project. So, year after year we let areas of our home go untouched. Here I share will 5 Spring Organizing Tips that will help you no matter how busy you ... [Continue Reading]

5 Tools to Organize Your Life {video}

Getting organized isn't just about things and rooms. It is also about time and to-do lists and schedules and getting things done. In this segment of Organize Your Life, I share 5 Tools to Organize Your Life that includes 4 apps for your smartphone and computer and one old-school way! 1. Clear App- {list making} Life is messy. Keep it together with Clear, an amazing new app for list-keeping that is unbelievably simple, quick and satisfying to use. Personal to-do list Shopping list Quick notes list for ... [Continue Reading]